Machu Picchu and luxury retreat in the Amazon

Destination Cusco Sacred Valley Lima Iquitos
Duration 10 days 9 nights
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Tour Highlights

 

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Experiences

Discover the colonial buildings based on the Incan foundations in Cusco. Admire the truly unique landscapes of the multicolored Rainbow Mountain. Enjoy the magic sunrise at Pacaya Samiria National Reserve of Peruvian Amazon. Make a luxury roundtrip by the elegant Hiram Bingham train to get to the famous Machu Picchu.

 

Your tour at a glance

Don't miss to live a exclusive experience in the land of the Incas with the help of this 10 days tour which will take you to the mystical Sacred Valley of the Incas, their amazing citadel of 15th century Machu Picchu and of course Cusco, the one-time capital of this mysterious civilization of the Incas. Having discovered the heritage of the Incas, you will have the opportunity to conclude your tour in Peruvian Amazon. You will make a 4 days luxury cruise in Iquitos and you will discover the magnificent wildlife of the Amazon rainforest, admiring the sunrise at Pacaya Samiria National Reserve and why not to try the piranha fishing! 

 

Day 1 : Arrival in Cusco
Day 1 : Arrival in Cusco

Welcome to the land of the Incas. Your luxury trip will begin from the capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco. Was it just a capital for the Incas or are there other reasons that make it such an important city to understand the history and traditions of the Incas? You will discover it with your private guide who will welcome you at the airport of Cusco upon your arrival and will take you to your elegant hotel, a former nun's convent built on the Inca foundations. Overnight in Cusco.

Day 2 : Cusco sightseeing
Day 2 : Cusco sightseeing

Today you will wander in the narrow streets of Cusco and you will admire the architectural genius of the Incas. Cusco is a perfect example to appreciate the wonderful legacy that the Incas left in 15th century. You will find there many colonial buildings which were built on the Incan foundations. What makes the Inca architecture unique? You will discover it with your guide by visiting the 4 archeological sites near Cusco. Explore Tambomachay, called also ''bath of the Incas'' and learn about the cults of the Incas. Admire the military architecture of the Incas by visiting the ruins of the military fortress in Puka Pukara and the impressive citadel of Sacsayhuaman. Why the Incas were practicing the mummification? You will learn about it in Qenko. Your guide will be always at your disposal to answer to all your questions. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 3 : Rainbow Mountain
Day 3 : Rainbow Mountain

Today you will get off the beaten tracks to discover the Vinicunca Mountain. Even if you are not interested in geology you cannot remain indifferent towards this geological wonder. Your private guide will take you to the Rainbow Mountain, discovered only in 2015, which makes it a relatively less explored destination. Once on the spot, you will admire the truly unique landscapes of this multicolored mountains whose colors are completely of native origin. On the way you can see South American camelids like llamas, guanacos and alpacas. You will be back to Cusco late in the afternoon. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4 : Round trip by train to Machu Picchu
Day 4 : Round trip by train to Machu Picchu

Your luxury trip would be certainly incomplete without visiting Machu Picchu. This amazing Incan citadel of 15th century discovered only 1 century ago is exceptional for its architectural conception. One of the first questions you will ask to your guide is how did Incas build Machu Picchu on this rocky promontory and what was its function? Your guide will be glad to make you discover the most interesting secrets of one of the Seven Wonders of the World. In the morning you will board the luxury train Hiram Bingham to get to Aguas Calientes from where you will reach Machu Picchu by bus. You will return to Cusco in the evening on board of the same elegant train which will be certainly one of the highlights of your trip. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5 : From Cusco to Sacred Valley (2h driving)
Day 5 : From Cusco to Sacred Valley (2h driving)

Uncover other Incan mysteries with your guide by visiting the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Why it was sacred and what is the Sacred Valley known for? You will discover it once you are there. Don't miss to visit Chinchero along the way. This small pleasant village will give you a nice opportunity to meet the local inhabitants with their colorful traditional clothes and to discover the local lifestyle. Later, you will arrive to Ollantaytambo. The Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo fortress with its famous wall of 6 monoliths is one of the highlights of the city, however exploring the narrow streets of Ollantaytambo will be an authentic discovery of the local lifestyle. You will surely meet Peruvians walking their lama, these iconic animals of Peru. Spending the night in a luxury chalet-style retreat will give you the opportunity to go back in time to feel how was the life of the aristocratic families of Cuzco that were living in the Sacred Valley. Overnight in Ollantaytambo.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6 : From Sacred Valley to Cusco and flight to Lima
Day 6 : From Sacred Valley to Cusco and flight to Lima

Today, your private guide will take you to Cusco Airport from where you will take the flight to reach Lima. But before to leave the Incan capital, you will make a stop in Moray, famous for its circular agricultural terraces from the time of the Inca civilization. These terraces demonstrate perfectly the architectural genius of the Incas. These terraces are designed in such a way that they can stimulate up to 20 different types of microclimates with special irrigation system to provide water to plants. For more details your guide will be always at your disposal. After the discovery of Moray, you will continue your route towards the impressive salines of Maras, used since the time of the Incas until today for obtaining the salt. Then you will continue to Cusco airport for your flight to Lima. Another driver will welcome you in the capital and will take you to your hotel. Overnight in Lima.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7 : Flight from Lima to Iquitos
Day 7 : Flight from Lima to Iquitos

The last amazing part of your trip will be dedicated to the Amazon Rainforest. The luxury boat will be ready today to welcome you on its board to make you discover the Peruvian amazon and its lush flora and fauna. In the morning your driver will take you to Lima Airport from where you will take the flight to Iquitos. You will be welcomed at the airport and transferred to the small riverside town Nauta on the banks of the Marañon River. Here you will be introduced you to your exquisite and cozy suite, with all the necessary amenities. The ship also has a beautiful indoor dining room and a gorgeous third deck outdoor lounge with the bar. This is an ideal ship for a more exclusive experience! Then, your naturalist guide will give you an overview of your journey’s schedule, activities, route, highlights, wildlife and vegetation. Witness your first Amazon Rainforest Sunset and later make a night safari to observe the silver back tamarillo monkeys, dolphins and sloths. Skim the riverbanks to see caimans, spiders and insects of all colors, shapes and sizes. Overnight in the boat.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 8 : Amazon rainforest
Day 8 : Amazon rainforest

After enjoying the magic sunrise at Pacaya Samiria National Reserve, you will have a nice opportunity for birdwatching, several parrot species and hoatzins will be there for you. Later, you will cruise through the Yanayacu and Pucate Rivers to observe the famous pink dolphins. One of the most amazing experiences of the day will be Canopy Walkway in the Amazon national park. It’s a unique opportunity to enjoy the spectacular view of the rainforest from the treetops, the best point for observing Amazon wildlife and vegetation. Later on, you will get to the village of Yachay, a destination of the beaten tracks, where you will meet Carola. Who is she? Let's go there to see. Overnight in the boat.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 9 : Amazon rainforest
Day 9 : Amazon rainforest

What will be the highlight of the day? Certainly the piranha fishing! Cruising through the creeks of Yanayaquillo will offer you this unique experience. It is also an excellent dolphin feeding spot, another exciting experience you shouldn't miss. Later, you will explore the Piranha creek either by kayak or by skiff which will give you the opportunity to visit a local community and to meet local villagers who have called Amazonia their home for generations. A night nature walk will be organized in the evening followed by a farewell dinner. Overnight in the boat.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 10 : Iquitos and departure
Day 10 : Iquitos and departure

Today you will cruise back to Nauta for disembarkation. From Nauta, you will have a private transfer to Iquitos Airport. Along the way you will make a last stop at the Rescue & Rehabilitation Center of River Mammals where you will see some animals which are on the endangered species list, such as the wonderful baby manatees. Here you will see also some animals that have been rescued from capture for the intention of being turned into pets. Later you will arrive to Iquitos Airport and you will leave the Amazon to reach Lima, from where you will take your homebound flight.

Meals : Breakfast

Hotels during this exclusive luxury trip to Peru

 

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, Cusco - 5*
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Why we chose it?


Built on Inca foundations

Decorated with colonial period frescoes

Specialty dishes prepared by leading Peruvian chefs

Inspired Andean wellness 

 

Overview

This former convent built on the Inca foundations, dating back to 17th century will take you back in time and you will live an amazing experience in your artistic room where the Inca stonework meets the Spanish colonial architecture and where the modern comfort meets the old-world charm. Relax at open-air heated pool, enjoying the colorful dishes at the local Senzo Bar. Don’t miss the unique Spa treatments that offers the local Hypnoze Spa, inspired by Inca and Andean culture.

 


 

Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado, Ollantaytambo - 5*

 

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Why we chose it?


Cozy environment in the middle of the Sacred Valley

Chalet-style luxury retreat with Andes views

Local planetarium to observe the stars and planets

 

Overview

The overnight in Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado will give you the possibility to relax in the cozy environment of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will travel back in time and you will feel how the aristocratic families of Cusco were living at that time. Here, you will also have the possibility to see how the locals prepare the famous Peruvian ‘’pachamanca’’ in the earthen oven.

 


 

Villa Barranco by Ananay Hotels, Lima - 4*
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Why we chose it?


Old republican house from the 1920s

Oasis of tranquility in the bohemian and artistic neighborhood of Lima

Only 9 individually decorated rooms

Thoughtful in-room touches

 

Overview

Your stay in Villa Barranco will give you the opportunity to travel back in time to 1920s to feel how the social elite was living at that time. The hotel has been restored with great care, respecting the original architecture and art. The hotel has only 9 stylish rooms, a terrace and an exclusive bar for its guests with a wonderful view of the sea. You will certainly appreciate the local restaurant with its homemade menu.

 


 

Delfin Amazon Cruises - Relais & Châteaux Cruise, Iquitos - 5* 
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Why we chose it?


One step beyond in terms of service and personal attention

An oversize suite with private panoramic terrace and a private whirlpool

Offering comfort, grace and a pleasure for the senses

 

Overview

Peruvian Amazon itself creates a magical environment to experience. The Delfin Amazon cruises offers unique vessels to straighten your exclusive experience in the Amazon Rainforest. You will discover the amazing local wildlife, make a canopy walking and you will relax at the same time in your private terrace with whirlpool. You will spend your overnights in your suite room with 180° panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows to admire the beauties of the Amazon continuously.

 


 

 

Your tour includes:

- All private transfers with air conditioned high end SUV with all applicable transport taxes
- Dedicated English speaking guide-driver and his living expenses
- All luxury accommodations with full breakfast daily
- Internal flight from Cusco to Lima
- Internal flight from Lima to Iquitos
- Internal flight from Iquitos to Lima
- Luxury cruise in Iquitos on board of the Delfin Amazon with 3 breathtaking overnights on the boat
- 2 lunches and 3 dinners on board of the luxury Delfin Amazon Cruises
- All excursions with an experienced naturalist guide
- All entrance fees as per described itinerary
- Luxury train (Hiram Bingham) for a round trip to Machu Picchu
- Gastronomic lunch and dinner on board of Hiram Bingham train
- Bus for a round trip to Machu Picchu entrance
- Courtesy of fresh bottled water at all times in the car
- Car and passenger insurance
- All parking fees

 

Your tour does not include:

- Meals and drinks (except as specified above)
- Personal expenses (tips, telephone calls etc...)
- International airfare

 

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